Behind the scenes

by Helen Hooker August. 08, 2016 1928 views

Tom directing a piece of renaissance music by Viadana

In addition to my duties as chairman of the Recorder Summer School I'm also the course photographer.  I lurk around the campus, when I'm not teaching, recording the course activities.  Towards the end of the week I tend to have a little more time for this so I spent three of the sessions today wandering from class to class, armed with my camera.  I thought I'd share some of my favourite shots from today's activity, taking in rehearsals, performance, baroque dancing and even a little downtime.

5 August 2016

Marion directing an ensemble

Laura tries out a Paetzold contrabass in the shop, albeit with a rather unorthodox playing posture as there were no chairs to hand!

Julie making some repairs to a student's recorder

Josee (on the right) is our fabulous course Administrator - here she is relaxing with Caroline, one of our students

The Renaissance music class

Marking some barlines into a piece of Downland

Tom gives a demonstration of how he feels the Downland should go

Baroque dancing - Marion leads the class in how to dance a minuet

More ensemble playing, this time conducted by Joris

And finally, a few photos from the students' concert. This group were performing a piece that uses only the recorder headjoints.

This group were demonstrating the jazz improvisation skills they'd learnt during the week, directed by David

The annual students' concert wouldn't be complete without some folksongs played by Alan - always guaranteed too get the audience's feet tapping!



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Gonia 4 years, 5 months ago

WOW! WOW! Fantastic to watch all these pictures! Greetings!

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Gillian Parsons 4 years, 5 months ago

Looks to have been a fab time :-) great series.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Gillian Parsons 4 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Jill!

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Abigail Gossage 4 years, 5 months ago

It is always hard to get interesting rehearsal shot, great job!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Abigail Gossage 4 years, 5 months ago

You're so right - I hope I found the right moments to shoot!

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 5 months ago

Fabulous series! So fascinating to see all these!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 5 months ago

thanks Jay!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years, 5 months ago

Thank YOU!

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